Bhayanakam is a Malayalam drama written and directed by noted filmmaker Jayaraj and stars Renji Panicker and Asha Sarath in the lead roles. The film is the adaptation of two chapters from acclaimed novel Kayar written by Thakazhi Sivasankaran Pillai.
Set in Kuttanad during the terrifying times of World War Second, the film narrates the story of a postman who delivers money orders and letters to the families of the men who have joined the army. But gradually the news of death replaces money orders and postman becomes an omen of death. Bhayanakam won three National Awards at the 65th Indian National Awards for Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography.